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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Prayer Flags & A Tale of LongingArchitectural Foundation Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
September 10 – November 5, 2022
Opening Reception September 9, 2022 from 5:00PM-7:00PM
Past Exhibitions
Mary Heebner: Collage and Fine Art Books ANNE BROMER GALLERY, Boston, MA
April 30, 2020 - July 30, 2020
with an artist’s talk June 18, 2020
July 13 - September 1, 2019
Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB

Catching the Light
Feb 2 - April 30 2018
SF Center for the Book

The Art Fund exhibit, "Bridging Fine Art with Book Arts and Literature"
Curated by Danelle Moon, UCSB Special Collections,
July 21-September 10, 2017

Edward Cella + Cabana Home
June 1- October 30 2017

Edward Cella Art + Architecture
and Cabana Home present
Conjuring Rain
February 12-Mar 20th 2015

Starting Here:
A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB

May 17–August 10, 2014
Art Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB
Livres du' Artistes d'aujourd'hui
New York Center for Book Arts
Participant in The International Papermakers Conference
July 1–6, 2014
Fabriano Italy
Coming in March:
A Survey of Artist's Books from Simplemente Maria Press and the Paintings that Inspired Them
March 1-30, 2014

Kalamazoo Center for the Book and University of Western Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI
**Artist Residency at KABC March 5-11, 2014
Extended through March 25, 2014:
The Venus Paintings

Cabana Home
111 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
This version of the Venus Paintings installation also contains new work made in 2014
Also in February:
Silent Faces / Angkor—Mapping the Geography of a Face
February 1 - May 28, 2014

Mansfield Freeman Center for South Asian Studies
Wesleyan University, CT
**Artist Residency at Wesleyan April 5-11, 2014
The Venus Paintings
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
Nov 2 - Dec 28, 2013
6018 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Opening Reception: Sat, Nov 2, 6-8 pm
Exhibition Talk with Mary Heebner:
Saturday, Nov 16, 5 pm
Catalogue is available with an essay by Dr. E. Bruce Robertson
Concurrently on view:
William Dole: Selected Collages

Invisible Realms
Encountering the Sacred

Westmont College Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Aug 22 - Oct 12, 2013
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Opening reception Thursday, August 29, 2013 4-6pm
Curated by Peter Frank
Westmont Ridley-tree Museum of Art
May 16-June 22, 2013
955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, Ca 93108
Opening reception Thursday May 16 4-6PM
Mary Heebner: A Survey of Artist's Books from Simplemente Maria Press (1995-2013) and the Paintings that Inspired Them.
Chapman University Leatherby Libraries
One University Drive
Orange, California

February 28 - May 30, 2013
Opening Reception February 28, 2013 4-6 PM
View the Presentation
February, 2013
simplemente maria press will have a table at this year's third bienneal Artist's Book Fair, February 10-13 at Craneway Pavillion
1414 Harbour Way S
Richmond, CA 94804
Codex is an international event that includes hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world. SMP's artist/writer/papermaker Mary Heebner will be exhibiting artist books and portfolios spanning from 1996 to the present and will be debutiing a new artists book at this year's CODEX that incorporates three different binding styles on one book.
Ten Artists to Watch
Selected by Peter Frank
LA Center for Digital Art (LACDA)
December 13-January 5, 2012
Reception Thursday December 13, 7-9pm
Selections - Cabana Home
Selections - Opening at Cabana Home
September 18 - Novermber 3, 2012
Cabana Home
111 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Works by Pedro E. Guerrero, Mary Heebner, Brian Hollister, and Ruth Pastine
Figure Fragments: The Part as the Whole
Priscilla Bender-Shore, Juror
August 27, 2012 - January 18, 2013
September 6, 2012, 5-8pm
Channing Peake Gallery
Exploding the Codex
Exploding the Codex: The Theater of the Book
Friday, June 15, 6-8 pm
The San Francisco Center for the Book
MARY HEEBNER-simpemente maria press non-Codex books:
A Sacred Geography | Full Lotus | Bayon | Hamlet | Blue Shore of Silence | Island
Exploding the Codex
  IAPMA (International Association of Hand Papermakers
and Paper Artists)
and Friends of Dard Hunter Conference,
The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Education
Cleveland, Ohio
October 17-21, 2012
Mary will be exhibiting large watermarked paper
January 23, 2012 – February 16, 2012

An exhibition celebrating Amanda Degener and Bridget O'Malley, founders of Cave Paper at Minnesota Center for Book Arts
January 20 - March 25, 2012
This exhibit will include Hamlet and Unearthed, from simplemente maria press

View from Here:
Santa Barbara Artists in the Permanent Collection
October 1, 2011 – January 1, 2012
View from Here - Muse
  Double Trouble:
an exhibition of four artist-couples curated by Nancy Gifford at The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara November 11, 2011 - January 14 2012
Double Trouble

Edward Cella Art + Architecture
July 9 - August 28, 2011
6018 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

  Black Island / Isla Negra
Carl Cherry Art Center
4th at Guadalupe, Carmel, CA
January 11 - February 19th 2011
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
  Third Biennial Codex International Book Fair
University of California, Berkeley
Asuc Pauley Ball Room
February 6-9, 2011

39 NOW
Sophia Louisa Projects
November 11 - December 17, 2010
DEN Contemporary at Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave. #B261
West Hollywood, CA
Press Release

Sign Post

September 7 through November 7, 2010
Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 6 to 8 pm
111 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

"New - Used - Borrowed"
Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery
Reception: July 10, 2010 • 5 — 8pm
Show Dates: 7/5 — 7/30/2010
One University Drive, Orange, California 92866 • 714 997 6729
New - Used - Borrowed
  International Mail Art Exhibition
(in honor and memory of Judith Hoffberg)
Armory Center for the Arts Pasadena.
June 27 - August 22, 2010
curator Jay Belloli
International Mail Art Exhibition
The West Coast Debut
Edward Cella Art + Architecture
6018 Wilshire Blvd.
(Across street from Broad/LACMA)
March 4 - April 17

Opening Reception Saturday March 6, 6:00-9:00pm

Mar 20: "Women in the Arts" lecture by Judy Larson, director Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College; Former Director National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Saturday, April 4: An afternoon poetry reading with Enrico Mario Santí and Mary Heebner

Saturday, Apr 17: LA ART WALK - Closing reception
  "Storylines: Narrative Works from the Permanent Collection"
University Art Museum, UCSB, California
July 8 - Sept 13, 2009
Curator: Elyse Gonzales

Gallery Talk "Mary Heebner and Harry Reese," August 27

"Exhibition of gallery artists"
Inaugural Exhibition of Edward Cella Art + Architecture with NEW address.
6018 Wilshire Blvd. (Across street from Broad/LACMA)
May 30, 2009

Underwater Muse
  "Neighbors: 17 Santa Barbara Artists"

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9 3-6pm
Exhibition dates: May 6 - June 13, 2009

Sylvia White Gallery
1783 East Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
805 643 8300
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-5pm


"Intimacies Intimismos"

January 9 - February 28, 2009
Reception and Bilingual Poetry Reading with Alistair Reid, January 15

The Queen Sofia Spanish Institute (Cached Page)
624 Park Avenue between 68th and 69th
New York, NY 1000

See the paintings
See the Art In America ad.
Harper Collins / Rayo


"The Visual Word"

February 5 - March 7, 2009
Reception February 5

Coastline Community College Art Gallery
10156 Adams Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

  EDGE - curated by Ro Snell

Santa Barbara Country Artists Respond
Ro Snell Curator
September 29 - January 16, 2009
Channing Peake Gallery


"Made in Santa Barbara - Contemporary Photographs"

July 1 - October 7, 2007

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA

See the Khmer Faces


"Welcome to Our Neighborhood" group exhibition

March 1 - April 22, 2007
Opening reception: Thursday, March 1, 2007, 5-8 PM

Edward Cella Art + Architecture
10 E. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, Calif. 93101

Welcome to Our Neighborhood

"Strata" — Travels in Patagonia

July 27-October 19, 2006.
Opening reception: Thursday, July 27 2006, 5-7 p.m.
Ro Snell Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

see the work
Read the Reviews: Secret Life of Fossils and Rethinking Landscape


UCLA Fowler Museum exhibition: “Mani Wall and A Sacred Geography: an installation of paintings, the artist book by Mary Heebner and Sienna Craig with photography by Macduff Everton"

Summer, 2006. This exhibition concurrent with “The Missing Peace: Portraits of the Dalai Lama”.

Press release   |   Fowler Museum website


All Things Flow

November 6 - December 11, 2004
reception: Novmber 6, 2004
from 6 to 8 pm

Sara Lee Artworks & Projects
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA

"Full Lotus: Bodhisattvas at Ayutthara"

Cerritos Public Library for the Better Together: Creating Partnerships for Community Learning conference, presented by the Cerritos Public Library's clioinstitute. April 8 through 11.

Bodhisattvas at Ayutthaya installation
Shakespeare as Muse

Schneider Museum of Art

Southern Oregon University
July 2 - September 18, 2004
Opening Reception: July 1, 5-7 pm

Shakespeare as Muse, curated by Josine Ianco-Starrels, focuses on artists inspired by the works of William Shakespeare.

See Mary's Hamlet project series
  AGL: Above Ground Level

Ruth Bachofner Gallery

Bergamot Station Arts Center
August 7 - September 4, 2004
Opening Reception: August 7, 5-7 pm

Above Ground Level is a group show curated by artist Stephen Robert Johns. It showed at the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, CA and at Los Angeles International Airport.

See Mary's Above Rivers, Wetlands, Weathering, and Geomancy series
  BLUE, 2004

Including work from the Isla Negra, Weathering, Laguna Salada, Wetlands, and Seeking the Open Heart series. Appeared at Sullivan Goss: An American Gallery in Santa Barbara, California.
  Dreamers, 2004

Works on paper in the Dreamers series. Appeared at the Zen Center in San Francisco, California.
  A Sense a Place, 2003

Featured work in the American West, Southeast Asia, and Lascaux series. Appeared at the College of Creative Studies gallery at UC Santa Barbara.
  Ancient Presences, 2002

Featured work from the Dreamers, Sleeping Stones, Cycladic, and Angkor series.